Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kate and I

A Special Cornwall Birthday Surprise…

Is there a better feeling than surprising a friend? Kate and I have been best friends since we met on the first day of Uni. We bonded over the fact that we were on the same course, our surnames are remarkably similar (Drew and Drewnicki) and we both had the same family pets – a black…

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Reading Body Language: 10 Signs of Attraction Explained

Body language is extremely powerful; 55% of our communication is non-verbal, 38% is from voice tone, and remarkably only 7% of communication is through the words we speak. Actions really do speak louder than words, so it’s important that we are aware of them. When it comes to attracting a man or a woman, non-verbal communication says a lot about…


10 Worst People To Sit Next To On A Plane

There’s no queue at check in, your flight is on time and life is going just great. What can possibly go wrong? A lot. You’re in a confined space for hours, so the person who sits next to you can determine whether it’s a pleasant journey or the ‘plane ride from hell’. If you’re travelling…


New Orleans: Why You Should Visit

There are 196 countries in the world and hundreds of thousands of places to visit.  How do you choose where to go to next? The ‘Why You Should Visit’ series will reveal the key things a city is known for, so you can quickly decide if it’s a place that appeals to you. The series kicks of with with the…


The Secret Meaning of the Lotus Flower

You may have noticed that my ‘Alicia Explores’ logo has a lotus flower above it. Deciding on an icon to go with your brand isn’t an easy task. At first I thought a globe, a map or a plane seemed to fit well with the travel and exploring side – but what about everything else?…

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The Best Chat Up Line of All Time

‘Do you think your Mother would like me as a Son-in-Law?’ That was my Dad’s opening chat-up line when he first strolled up to my Mum on a Saturday night in a Leicestershire bar. You might be thinking that this line is cheesy or overconfident, but the story that follows is quite remarkable. (My parents…


10 Life Lessons I Learnt From Travel

Travel leads to epiphanies. Whether it’s during the quiet moments of reflection when you’re gazing up at the glistening jewels of the night sky or the euphoric evenings of dancing until the blazing sun ignites the heavens at dawn, different situations allow us to make sense of our own existence. The moments we step away…


13 of the Weirdest Superstitions Around the World

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll always find weird superstitions that people will be terrified to break. I’ve always found them extremely fascinating, especially the more bizarre ones, where people live by them but haven’t got a clue about their origins. If you thought breaking mirrors or avoiding black cats were strange things…

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20 Huge Mistakes Guys Are Making On Tinder

Single people love Tinder; the simple, yet superficial dating app that kills time, entertains and allows you to date at a fast pace. The concept is simple; feast your eyes upon a catalogue of potential suitors; swipe right if they’re hot, swipe left if they’re not and if the attraction is mutual you can chat….